Pictured: Jim Camp of the Rockefeller Group, Stacy Nishioka of the Irvine Company, Republican State Senator John Moorlach from Costa Mesa, and KPRS Construction’s Business Development Officer Kevin Ivey.
Through its sponsorship of the NAIOP Southern California Chapter, KPRS Construction supports the ongoing legislative affairs work of NAIOP on behalf of the construction and commercial real estate industries.
The NAIOP So Cal Chapter participates in the annual Commercial Real Estate Summit sponsored by Rex Hime and the California Business Properties Association (CBPA). CBPA is the political advocacy organization in Sacramento representing the commercial real estate industry.
Each June CBPA brings together representatives of NAIOP, Building Owners Managers Association (BOMA), developers, commercial brokers and other CRE industry representatives to meet with members of the California legislature. Each group advocates for and against proposed legislation that would affect the construction and commercial development industry.
The Real Estate Summit recently wrapped up and attendees met with legislators to press industry positions on many bills and issues including:
- Support for phased requirement of solar through 2023 on new construction rather than mandated immediate installation of expensive new systems.
- Support for state rebates for owners that install on-site battery storage of solar-generated electricity.
- Support of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reforms allowing landlords notice and time to cure deficiencies avoiding extortion-like payments to filers of drive-by law suits.
- Continued push back against new taxes and fees including legislation that would decouple commercial real estate out from under the protections of Proposition 13 – also called “split roll tax.”